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Teruel MotoGP: Nakagami takes maiden pole, points leader Mir 12th

Takaaki Nakagami claimed an historic maiden MotoGP pole position in a Teruel Grand Prix qualifying in which championship leader Joan Mir was 12th and Andrea Dovizioso only 17th. Japan has not had a MotoGP polesitter in the premier class since Makoto Tamada in 2004, with Nakagami ending that barren run on his LCR Honda with a 1m46.882s to deliver on the searing pace he has shown all weekend at Aragon. Nakagami set the benchmark time with a 1m48.139s at the start of Q2, before Yamaha's Maverick Vinales took over with a 1m47.908s. Suzuki's Alex Rins fired in a 1m47.593s to take a turn on provisional pole, before Nakagami returned to the top of the order with a 1m47.072s. Having backed out of...
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